Discover Morocco in 14-Day Tour from Casablanca
At Berber camp Merzouga we organize Marrakech to Merzouga 14 days desert trip which is most famous desert actibvity sold from Casablanca You will pass by the high atlas mountains, Ait ben haddou Kasbah and spend a night in merzouga desert.
Day 1: Arrival in Casablanca
Your private driver will meet you at Casablanca Airport and take you by a 4X4 to your hotel. If you arrive early in the day, you may wish to visit the impressive Hassan II Mosque, which was built with perfect craftsmanship and is one of the largest mosques in the world. The beauty of the marble, mosaics and wood carvings will make your heart beat faster. Arriving in the afternoon or later, you can check in and relax in your luxurious room.
Day 2: Casablanca | Rabat | Chefchaouen
After breakfast, drive to Chefchaouen, Morocco’s blue city in the Rif Mountains, with a stop in Rabat, Morocco’s capital and seat of the king. Here you will be served delicious specialities. You will also have time to relax by the sea if you wish. A short walk along the picturesque coastline will liven you up.
You will then continue your journey to Chefchaouen. Everything in this town is an amazing mix of soft, pastel blues and deeper, bolder tones. The blue walls, windows, doors, stairs, streets and arcades are a visual treat, especially for lovers of blue!
Day 3: Visit Chefchaouen
Although this mystical blue city is mostly residential, you’ll find some curious shops that will immediately grab your attention. Here you’ll experience the beautiful and varied Moroccan way of life with plenty of shops – shoe shops, grocery stores, bakeries and butchers – providing locals with the necessities of life. Don’t forget to visit the New City, which has incredible Andalusian architecture and a picturesque park at the end of Mohammed V Boulevard. If you want to take a tour of the Rif Mountains, your driver will accompany you.
Day 4: Chefchaouen | Volubilis | Moulay Idriss | Fez
It’s time to say goodbye to Chefchaouen and head south to Volubilis. Thanks to powerful Berber tribes, this city is one of the furthest from Roman rule, but still retains some of its most important and extensive remnants. This grain-producing city satisfied the insatiable appetite of the Romans and entertained them with wild animals. At the peak of its prosperity the city was home to over 200,000 people. One of the city’s main attractions is the Capitoline Temple, considered to be one of the most beautiful African basilicas of the time.
After a tour of Volubilis, you will travel to Moulay Idriss, a city in the shape of a camel. Founded by Moulay Idriss I in 789 after his flight from Mecca, it is the oldest city in Morocco. What makes this city unique is not only the historical fact that the Idriss dynasty was founded here, but also the fact that the city has Morocco’s only round minaret.
The day will end in Fez, one of the four royal cities of Morocco. You will spend the night resting and preparing for the next day’s sightseeing in this delightful city.
Day 5: Guided tour of Fez
One of the highlights of this trip will undoubtedly be a visit to Fez, an extraordinary city with exotic charm. It will take a lifetime to explore the nine thousand streets and alleys of this incredible city, but luckily for you, your guide, who was born and raised in Fez, will help you discover the city’s main attractions, especially the tanneries and various craft markets, locally called Fondouk Nejjarine. Other highlights include the Royal Palace and the Jewish Quarter, the Bath Museum and the Ceramics Complex. Your guide will also tell you lots of interesting stories about the city and show you the hidden delights it has to offer.
As the tour ends at 5:30pm (approximate time), you’ll have plenty of time to rest and prepare for the next day.
Day 6: Fez | Ifrane | Cedar Forest | Ziz Valley | Erfoud | Merzouga
Be sure to have a good breakfast, as you have a long road ahead of you that will show you the true richness of Morocco. You’ll leave Fez around 7am and drive to Ifrane, the administrative centre of the French protectorate, which is also a welcome escape from the scorching summer heat.
Your next destination is the enchanting cedar forest. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to visit Morocco’s largest producer of dates, the Ziz Valley. Here you will find 283 different types of palm trees and their products. If you’re lucky, you may be able to taste these dates. The day ends in Merzouga, which offers the perfect opportunity to relax after a busy day.
Day 7 – Sahara Desert (Erg Chebbi)
You’ll have some free time at the start of the day before heading to the golden dunes of the Sahara. Your day trip will take you aboard a camel of your choice to explore the sandy beaches in one hour. You’ll be able to admire the beautiful scenery as the sun goes down on the dunes of the Sahara and sets during the day. For a touch of the Sahara, your overnight home is a Bedouin tent on private property, equipped with everything you need. Alternatively, you can opt for more luxurious tents. Whichever option you choose, a night under the stars will be a unique experience you’ll never forget.
Day 8: Merzuga | Tinghir | Todra Gorges | Dades Valley | Skoura (Kasba Valley)
After spending an incredible night under the stars, wake up the next morning with the first rays of sun in the sky. Take a photo of this exotic sight before returning to Erfoud, a town famous for its fossils and fresh dates produced during the harvest festival in October. Along the way, you will pass through several villages before admiring the breathtaking natural beauty and having lunch on the cliffs of the Todra Gorge. You will then continue on to Erfoud and cross the picturesque Dades Valley where you can admire the spectacular rock formations known as ‘monkey’s paws’. The final destination of the day is the oasis of Skoura, known as the beautiful Kasbah Valley.
Day 9 – Skoura – Ouarzazate | Ait Ben Haddou | Telouet | Marrakech
After breakfast, travel from Skoura to Ouarzazate, home to one of the Glaoui family strongholds, the kasbah of Taurirt. Then make your way to Ait Ben Haddou, one of the best-preserved kasbahs in the Atlas region and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The kasbah has been the setting for many popular historical films such as Lawrence of Arabia, The Last Temptation of Christ and Gladiator. As soon as you enter Kasbah, you enter an ancient and familiar world. Alternatively, you can visit Telouet, the lesser known Kasbah. It takes about an hour. The icing on the cake is undoubtedly lunch with a local (and once famous) artist who will perform for you after a delicious meal. Afterwards, you’ll set off for Marrakech. You’ll cross the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass in the High Atlas, famous for its 340 bends, although there are actually only two (right and left) which are repeated many times. The tour ends in Marrakech.
Day 10: Guided tour of Marrakech
It’s day ten, but the adventure continues. Discover the secrets of Marrakech’s medina and walk the streets with open arms on a private guided tour. As your guide walks you through the history of the city’s magnificent monuments, you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported back in time. Through his narration, you’ll learn interesting stories of a culture that has remained unchanged for years (yes, centuries). To find out more about what this city has to offer.
Day 11: Marrakech – Essaouira (goat climbing)
After breakfast, depart Marrakech for Essaouira, a picturesque fishing village. Many people don’t know that this town features in the famous TV series Game of Thrones as one of the 3 towns in the Gulf of Slaves. The port was also the setting for many scenes in the film Othello. Essaouira is home to one of Morocco’s oldest fishing ports, the old Mogador, which is of great value. Founded by the Romans and settled by the Portuguese in the 17th century, it is a typical Portuguese port marked by Moorish and Portuguese art. Its main attractions are the harbour, the medina, the city walls and the 17th-century cannons salvaged from Spain,
Day 12: Essaouira
You’ll have a full day to explore Essaouira. Don’t forget that the beach is the perfect place for a walk or jog. At sunset you can also go horse or camel riding along the beautiful coastline. Non-swimmers can discover the town’s other attractions, such as artisan shops, hidden spots and other gems. And if you like sports, you’ll be pleased to know that the town has excellent windsurfing and kitesurfing schools. Finish off the day with a meal of freshly caught fish (seafood lovers rejoice!).
Day 13: Essaouira – Coastal Road – Casablanca
After breakfast, return to Casablanca, but this time you will drive along the beautiful Atlantic coast and see the beautiful medina of El Jadida. Here the Portuguese built a port called Mazagan to protect their ships. We recommend a visit to the citadel and a peek into the underground cistern before arriving in Casablanca.
Day 14: Departure from Casablanca
On this day, your fun and the exciting journey will come to an end. Your driver will take you to MCN airport (Casablanca) and then you will head home, hopefully with lots of stories and memories of your incredible stay in Morocco with our wonderful team!
- Private Transport AC Minibus with English speaking guide/driver.
- Pick up & Drop off at your accommodation.
- night at the hotel / riad.
- night at the desert camp (Private tents).
- Camel Trekking in the Sahara Merzouga.
- Dinner & Breakfast.
- Entrance fees, other personal expenses and gratuities